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Opponents of the British EU fought against the Brekit agreement



November 14, 2018, Great Britain, London: Theresa Mai, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, adds a statement on Dovning 10. Street (Photo: dpa)

November 14, 2018, Great Britain, London: Theresa Mai, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, adds a statement on Dovning 10. Street (Photo: dpa)

The UK Cabinet approved a draft of the Brekit Agreement with the EU. This was announced by Prime Minister Theresa May after a five-hour meeting with his ministers on Wednesday evening in London. It was a tough decision, especially with regard to Ireland's controversial issue. It can still talk about the best possible agreement that could be a negotiator. Therefore, a special EU Summit could soon be called up in Brussels.

Brekit's advocates are upset about the deal. First of all, they see their most important goal at risk – namely, Britain could conclude free trade agreements without the EU. According to the agreement reached now, this would only be possible once the issue of Northern Ireland was resolved. Until then, Britain will remain in the Customs Union with the EU. Equally disturbed by the British government's conclu- sion that the country should remain in the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. All EU minimum standards for the United Kingdom as well as public funding guidelines should also be applied.

The compromise that is now agreed envisages that Britain as a whole will remain in the European Customs Union as a whole. However, there are some far-reaching provisions for Northern Ireland. This should especially bring the DUP to the barricades, which resisted every special treatment of Northern Ireland. In addition, the demand for Brekit's rigors in May by a conservative party can be applied only for a limited time. Both men threaten to break the deal.

First of all, the solution to the issue of how to prevent border controls between Northern Ireland and the EU member is Ireland in the future is controversial.

The European Union insists on the guarantee that there will be no controls on the Irish island. However, the so-called. Backstop encounters strong resistance from the hard line Brekit to the May Conservative Party and the Northern Irish DUP, whose votes Mais minorities in the Parliament depend on.

"This decision has not been made lightly, but I think it is a decision that is deeply in the national interest," Mai said in front of her government headquarters. She had a "long, detailed and passionate" discussion. As far as the British Parliament is concerned, the head of government stressed: "This is a decision that is being intensively examined and this should be fully understood."

If the leaders of the 26 remaining EU countries agree, the way would be clear for voting on an agreement in the UK parliament. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker wrote in a letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk that talks on Brekit are almost in their place. The European Commission recommends that EU countries conclude negotiations on the basis of decisive progress.

However, in the UK, a two-sided contradiction with the draft is formed. It seems suspicious that the government can achieve the majority. However, there is no solution for this case. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday in Brussels that now each party must assume its responsibilities.

Another point that has disturbed Mais critics: Britain will pay the 39 billion pounds of the EU as an outlet – without the country really getting something in return. In addition, far-reaching transition periods are planned, in which Brekit can generally be softened.

In addition, hardwares fear that the EU will soon be able to conclude an agreement at a special summit. Changes would be difficult later.

On the other hand, Mother suffered bad luck. Opponents of Brekit from the Parliament hope that May's defeat could lead to a second referendum on Brexit, and thus to the rest of the country in the EU. Opposition work pays chances for new elections.

At the time of parliamentary questions before the government meeting, Mai defended the agreement. It was a "good thing" for the United Kingdom. Friend Mais and British hardliner Peter Bone warned, however, that they would "lose the support of many conservative deputies and millions of voters".

If the announced agreement in the Westminster Parliament does not find the majority, the withdrawal is threatened without agreement – with serious consequences for all areas of life. But first it would be the end of the May government.

Several British media, including the BBC, speculated information from the conservative party's circle about the unpredictable motion of mistrust in May. For such letters, letters from 48 MPs of parliamentarians are needed. However, it is unlikely that May will lose confidence.


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